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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Jul 30 2014 at 7:47 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jul 31 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013
20,200
22.91
Dec 2, 2012
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
2011
15,100
20.68
Dec 29, 2010
2010
8,830
17.55
Feb 26, 2010
2009
17,500
21.62
Dec 29, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Today: Near the coast and mostly cloudy with patchy fog in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Inland and mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 72 to 82 inland. Northwest wind 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 51 to 61. Northwest wind 10 mph shifting to the north overnight.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 63 to 73 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland. Northwest wind 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 60. Northwest wind 10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 73 to 83 inland. Northwest wind 15 mph.

Friday Night through Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy along the coast and partly cloud inland. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 73 to 83 inland.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 63 to 73 at the coast and 75 to 85 inland.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy at the coast and partly cloudy inland. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 50 to 60.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 61 to 71 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.

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